MANUSCRIPT: The copy reproduced above (H 340) is in pencil written about 1876, and probably sent to Sue. The poem was also incorporated in a letter to T. W. Higginson (BPL Higg 85) written in the spring of 1876. It is set down as two quatrains, and is identical in text and form except for a variant line 4:
Upon the Passer by.PUBLICATION: SH (1914), 58. It follows the text of the copy to Sue. The letter to Higginson is published in Letters (ed. 1931 only), 296, but the poem is omitted.